Imagine being with a family that values you so much that when you move away, they tie you to the fence in back of the house and leave you to die in the hot Alabama sun. No food. No water. No one to come to the rescue. Well the landlord finally found Charlie but only after she had suffered permanent kidney damage. We didn’t know this when we accepted Charlie into rescue, but we took on the challenge and added more experience to our arsenal of knowledge. When conventional vetting didn’t offer us any further hope of her recovering, we turned to our holistic veterinarian. We did two rounds of stem cell treatment and keep a close eye on her thyroid levels. However, her kidneys did not recover and became a little worse after she was in our care. It was after her final blood test that Charlie became a permanent foster. She is thriving in her foster home but with her kidney function, there is no timeline on how long that will last.